In a recent Italian study, 24 middle-aged men who suffered from “mild” erection problems took a citrulline supplement for a month. After the month trial, 50% of the men said their difficulties cleared up and they had sex more often.
There are a number of foods which contain large amounts of citrulline such as almonds, chickpeas, and cucumbers, dark chocolate (Cacao), salmon and walnuts, however none come as close to providing the amount of citrulline contained in fresh watermelon.
Some researchers have gone as far to say that watermelon has a Viagra-like effect when it comes to preventing erectile dysfunction (ED).
Known as the “Food of the Gods”, the ancient Mayans can be thanked for their discovery and cultivation of cacao tree, from which cacao powder (also referred to as cocoa powder) and chocolate are made. In fact, Cacao was considered so nutritious that Mayan kings drank up to 30 cups a day to maintain their vigor and virility.
The health benefits of cacao are enormous. Recent studies have shown that cacao improves brain function, is a natural mood booster and improves blood flow – all very important for the bedroom. Cacao even provides the brain with phenylethylanime, which is that chemical that makes you “feel like you’re in love”.
However, the Cacao powder typically available in the supermarket isn’t this rich nutrient cacao we are talking about. For real health benefits of Cacao powder, it needs to be raw – It’s still very easy to find in your local health food store.
Researchers have discovered an array of compounds in beet juice can lower blood pressure, enhance athletic performance, improve brain health and improve blood flow – all factors important to improving virility.
Most importantly beet juice is full of nitrates which are converted by the body into nitric oxide, and essential ingredient to maintaining firmness and hardness in men.
Pomegranate juice has long been in the spotlight as a Superfood.
Even more notable are recent studies which have shown this bright red fruit can also cause surges in testosterone, improve sperm quality and increase sex drive & mood in both sexes.
Pomegranate has long been considered as Superfood because it is full of antioxidants that improve blood circulation, has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and decrease inflammation.
Recent research at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh investigated the effect pomegranate juice had on testosterone, blood pressure and mood and found that that testosterone on average increased by 24%, blood pressure (both systolic & diastolic) decreased and noticeable mood improvements in both sexes were noted.